Jana Cehła

Last update: 2 June 2023
Jana Cehła
Writer, author of fairy tales, journalist of Litaratura i mastactva newspaper, and founder of a magazine about young Belarusian art Maskarad.

Was arrested in Minsk on April 6, 2023, and kept in custody until the trial.

Sentenced on May 30, 2023, by the Centralny District Court of Minsk under part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code (organizing and preparing actions grossly violating public order or actively participating in them) to 2 years of detention without referral to an open-type correctional facility (home confinement).

On June 23, 2023, the Ministry of Internal Affairs added Jana Cehła to the “List of Belarusian citizens, foreign citizens or stateless persons involved in extremist activities.”